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December 2, 2016 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric DentistryProactive Intervention Dentistry

Modern Advancements in Pediatric Dentistry

by Josh Wren, DMD

Pediatric dentistry has seen considerable improvements in materials and treatment options over the past few years. While other dental specialties have experienced tremendous developments in their materials and methods over the past forty years, pediatric dentistry has seemed to evolve much

December 2, 2016 Feature Materials & TechnologyOral HealthProactive Intervention DentistryRestorative Dentistry

The Evolution of Glass Ionomer Restorative Materials

by Daniel H. Ward, DDS

Glass ionomers have enjoyed many firsts in dentistry. They were the first materials designed to resist recurrent decay. They were the first bioactive materials, which release fluoride in an acidic environment and recharge or replace lost fluoride ions when they

December 2, 2016 Feature Oral HealthPeriodonticsProactive Intervention Dentistry

Prescribing Hydrogen Peroxide in the Treatment of Periodontal Disease

by Tanya Dunlap, PhD

Antibiotics used for the treatment of periodontal disease have come under increasing scrutiny in recent years. One concern lies in the rise of bacteria resistant to antibiotics, complicating treatment and posing general health risks. Some patients want to avoid antibiotics

December 2, 2016 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention DentistryPublic Health

Oral Clinical Manifestations of Patients Infected with Zika Virus

by Walter L. Siqueira; David Zuanazzi; Zohaib Khurshid; Rabia Sannam Khan; Thais Marchini de Oliverira; Paula K. Jorge; Yuliya Mulyar; Maria Aparecida A. M. Machado

Few studies have described ZIKV manifestations in the mouth of infected patients. Recently, Brasil et al. reported local hyperemia and petechiae on the hard palate of an infected patient. 1 Some viruses are transmitted through saliva, including herpes simplex virus

December 2, 2016 News Dental HygieneDental TechnologyNewsOral Health

Smart Toothbrush Films While Brushing to Review Oral Hygiene

by Jim Dallke, ChicagoInno

The Internet-of-Things is everywhere. Even in your toothbrush. Chicago startup Onvi has created what it calls the world’s first video toothbrush, named Prophix, which uses a video camera paired with an iOS app that lets you see the areas you’ve missed while

November 30, 2016 News Dental HygieneDentistryNewsPublic Health

Dyson Creating Toothbrush with Water Jets to Improve Dental Hygiene

by Owen Hughes, International Business Times

After revolutionising the design of vacuum cleaners, hair-dryers and standing fans, Dyson could now be looking to conquer the dental hygiene market. The British tech company has filed patents for a new electric toothbrush with built-in water jets capable of

November 23, 2016 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthProsthodontics

Implant Screws: What Every Dentist Should Know

by Peter McDermott, BA, MA, DDS, MSc. Prosthodontics, FRCD(C)

It is important for the clinician who is restoring an implant, whether it be with a single crown, a fixed or removable prosthesis, to understand the mechanics of a threaded fastener or a screw and why screws may become loose.

November 23, 2016 Feature Oral HealthOral SurgeryProsthodontics

Treatment Planning: The Full Mouth Reconstruction

by Antonio Mancuso, DDS, MAGD

Every patient with extreme tooth wear has unique treatment needs, and all of these needs may not be addressed specifically in this article. The general guidelines for treatment of these patients include the following: 1. A comprehensive examination, including a

November 23, 2016 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthProsthodontics

Predictable Immediate Implant Prosthetics: Part 2

by Natalie Y. Wong

Introduction This article discusses a novel protocol to deliver a full-arch immediate fixed provisional prosthesis, which is clinically accurate and predictable. Detailed steps are outlined and documented that enables conversion of the provisional into a fixed screw-retained final prosthesis after

November 23, 2016 Feature Oral HealthPractice OperationsProsthodontics

Forward to the Past: Dentistry in the Information Age

by René Brewer

A Crisis of Trust In a Gallup poll taken in November 2012, Americans were asked to rate service providers, including dentists, on ethical standards and honesty. Among health professionals, nurses came out on top with 85 percent of respondents rating

November 23, 2016 Feature Oral HealthOral SurgeryProsthodontics

Grafting with Biomaterials – Did You Get Consent?

by Tina Kokosis, DDS, MS, FRCD(C), FICOI Certified Specialist in Periodontics

I remember my first days as a new dentist and my introduction to the great debate over amalgam restorations vs. composite restorations. Today, we no longer place an amalgam or resin restoration without having a discussion with our patients over

November 23, 2016 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral HealthProsthodontics

Synergy of Aesthetics and Biomechanics

by Mark Lin, BSc, DDS, MSc (Prosthodontics), FRCD(C); Goth Siu, BHSc, DMD, MS, Cert. Prostho., FRCD(C), FACP

The following article will illustrate a comprehensive full mouth reconstruction therapy with treatment objectives for Aesthetics and Biomechanics. Our patient (N.B.) presented to the office with the pre-existing dental treatment done from another country as illustrated in photos 1 and

November 23, 2016 Feature Materials & TechnologyOral HealthProsthodontics

Altering Vertical Dimension with Bonded Composite

by Joseph Fava, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)

Abstract This case report demonstrates the importance of careful diagnosis and treatment planning to effectively treat a worn dentition in a conservative manner while maximizing the long-term prognosis. The patient presented having completed orthodontic treatment with a significantly worn dentition

November 23, 2016 Feature Materials & TechnologyOral HealthProsthodontics

Modern Biomaterials: What, Where, When and Why

by Brenton Winnett, CD, MSc, DDS, MSc (Prostho), FRCD(C); Slawek Bilko, RDT

Lifelike aesthetics in prosthodontics has been a moving target since the dawn of modern dentistry. The definition of what meets the contemporary understanding of a clinically acceptable prosthesis has always been dependent upon what is considered possible and practical at the

November 23, 2016 News AnnouncementEndodonticsNews

QuickSplint Now Available Through Three New Distribution Partners

by Oral Health

Orofacial Therapeutics, LP announced today that its premier product, QuickSplint®, will now be available for sale through three new distribution partners: Ultimate Dental, Excellence in Endodontics, and Surgical Tools, Inc. QuickSplint is an interim dental splint that can be fabricated

November 22, 2016 Feature Dental HygieneDiseaseOral Health

Diagnosing Bulimia

by Gloria Alban, DDS, RHN

In the September 2016 issue of this journal, I shared information about how the dental professional can help patients with their general and oral health through the diagnosis of acid reflux, a condition that affects up to 50% of the

November 22, 2016 Feature Dental HygieneEditorialOral Health

Crystal-Balling the Future of Oral Health

by Catherine Wilson, Editor

Sometimes it takes a village, sometimes a marriage of powerful forces to produce something meaningful and that is the case with the recently-released custom collaboration between Colgate and Scientific American Custom Media. “The Future of Oral Health, Global Challenges, Advances

November 22, 2016 News AnnouncementAwardsMaterials & TechnologyNews

Lead Bioceramic Researcher at NuSmile Won 2016 Dr. Edward B. Shils Award

by Oral Health

NuSmile Ltd. today announced that Dr. Carolyn Primus, leader of its research efforts in bioceramic materials, was a recent winner of the 2016 Dr. Edward B. Shils Award. Dr. Primus was the founder and CEO of advanced mineral trioxide aggregate

November 18, 2016 News DiseaseNewsOral HealthPublic Health

E-Cigarettes and Cigarettes are Equally Damaging to Oral Health

by News-Medical

A University of Rochester Medical Center study suggests that electronic cigarettes are as equally damaging to gums and teeth as conventional cigarettes. The study, published in Oncotarget, was led by Irfan Rahman, Ph.D. professor of Environmental Medicine at the UR

November 18, 2016 News CancerDentalNewsOral Health

Autofluorescence has Important Role in Screening for Oral Cancer

by Oral Health

LED Medical Diagnostics Inc. (“LED” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: LMD) is pleased to announce the results of a meta-analysis on the clinical use of autofluorescence to assess its accuracy for oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) and oral potentially malignant disorders